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months of the year. chief political correspondent carl cameron has the big dollar picture. >> president obama raised half a million dollars a day for the last three months. $58 million from a half a million donors in the second quarter. alongside $38 million raised by the democratic national committee, the $86 million haul shatters records. the republican national committee is targeting three swing states that is vulnerable. pennsylvania, michigan, wisconsin. they launched an attack ad with president obama's convention rhetoric and reality now. >> we measure progress by how many people can find a job. whether you can put tra money away at the end of even month to some day watch your child receive a college diploma. >> reporter: he leads every rival in the latest head-to-head matchup. among republicans, mitt romney is ahead of michele bachmann who leads a three-way race for second, including sarah palin and rick perry. no one else breaks double digits. the texas governor's plan for a day of prayer and fasting for nation's challenging at the houston astrodome and elsewhere august 6 are no
, requires some reforms to be strengthened. we are in big disagreement as to how to do it. >> that is an understatement. democrat favor tax hike within social security and medicare as well as increasing income taxes. budget committee chairman paul ryan argues part of the problem in medicare is the new healthcare law. which claims savings will materialize, and the chief actuary of medicare has the same concerns. >> there is a lot of evidence to suggest some of the payment provisions will not be sustainablsustainable in the lo. >> it pays providers including doctors lower and lower rates. foster says over time it will leave 40% of all providers in the red raising questions about whether they'll treat medicare patients. >> if at some point our payment rate to providers become less or significantly less to the cost of providing services, they either will be unwilling, or unable to continue providing services. >> last year, 51% of medicare's cost was taken out of the general revenue; meaning, half the cost of medicare was paid by borrowing money. which is why it's part of the d
of more of the same big government as usual. not if it promises more of the same as banner under different party. >> that's the counter of a one-two punch. reminding voters that tim pawlenty backed positions that she fought and pawlenty threw the first punch in the fight. "instead of negativity, i want to focus on my accomplishm. i fought cap-and-trade agenda rather than implement it. i stood up against the bail-out rather than defend it." bachmann was responding to the weekend assault by pawlenty of lack of experience in the legislative branch. not withstanding the fact as minnesota governor he backed heifer for congress. >> i have executive leadership in a public setting, record of coy lampishment and result in difficult and challenging circumstances. she served in congress in that regard her record of accomplishment is nonexistent. >> three others near decisions to run or not. rick perry is personally calling to gain support in new hampshire and iowa. and being briefed on national and world affairs. sarah palin is on the cover of "newsweek" predicting she can win. no timetable on decisi
's analysis. labor big boss says the election season features sometimes a delusional president. if you think our president has problems check out his counterpart in iran. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. we begin with washington's version of the irresistible force versus the unmovable object. president obama today said there will be no agreement on the debt ceiling if republicans don't budge on taxes. house speaker john boehner responded by saying that the house cannot pass a tax increase. the two sides met for another round of negotiations. white house correspondent mike emanuel has the latest. plus word of something that was apparently on the table for a while. >> trying to reach a grand debt deal, the sources say president obama offered to raise the medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67. there was also discussion of moving to actuarial tables deciding age eligibility rather than congress setting it. sources say there was no agreement because it was part of a package deal that mr. obama insisted also include increased tax revenues
of the need for a course correction. but weeks of negotiations have shown his commitment to big government is simply too great to lead to the kind of long-term reforms we need. >> reporter: reid says lawmakers must find a solution. >> we'll stay in session every day, saturday and sunday until congress passes legislation to prevent the united states from defaulting on negotiation. >> reporter: in chicago, key ally expressed support for the mcconnell-reid plan. >> more work to be done. joint committee can tackle it but it's responsible way out of the crisis. >> reporter: lindsey graham favors constitutional amendment but there isn't enough support in the senate. >> we have the people behind us. 72% of the american people want balanced budget. >> reporter: the president called for shared sacrifice. >> i am still pushing for to us achieve a big deal. but what i said to the group is if we can't do the biggest deal possible, then let's still be ambitious. let's still try to at least get a down payment on deficit reduction. >> reporter: but the cochair of the president's own deficit commission ha
passed by unanimous consent in the senate. >> the big difference is we have a much, much more ideological and left wing liberal president now than we had in bill clinton who was much more practical about this. president clinton acknowledged and accepted the proposition that we ought to get on a path to a balanced budget. >> liberals with long memories cite the degree to which the house speaker, newt gingrich then, john boehner today, exercised control over their own caucuses. scot lilly, now a senior fellow at the center for american progress, argues gingrich could more easily forge a deal because gingrich was more involved than boehner in recruiting the freshmen. >> he was timetable bring them along. he was part of their revolution in a way. speaker boehner is seen, i think, within the conference as a more moderate voice. i think he's not as trusted by the conservative elements within his -- within the republican conference. >> analysts also cited the rise of the internet, which serves some say to inflame opinion on both sides and make compromise more difficult, and the economy. the unem
says she manages the migraine with medication and is otherwise healthy. with all of that said, big news out of texas today, the gor rick perry who said he recently feels a calling to national politics has now gotten green light from key constituent, his wife. >> as my wife was talking to me and says get out of your comfort zone. yeah, being governor of texas is a great job. but sometimes you are called to step in to the fray. >> reporter: no word on a timetable yet. unclear whether perry will participate in the straw poll. his aides here tried to respect event facilities and were told they missed the deadline now they're pulling back resources. perhaps he won't participate the straw poll but there is a chance he could be on the debate stage a few days beforehand. >> bret: a lot of flirting he going on. thank you. we'll talk about it in the panel. the man charged with the 2009 fort hood shooting rampage major nidal hasan was arraigned today and faces 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. the prosecution is seeking the death penalty. we'll show y
of floating short-term or mini deal on the debt ceiling, although it wouldn'n't be perfect. >> the big problems wouldn't go away. it just delays the moment of truth. i say better now than then but if we can't, we'll take the savings we get now and relitigate this as we get closer to the election. >> the white house toughened the language in recent days, criticizing congress and specifically republicans. speaking to the national education association on sunday, vice president biden sounded campaign mode using class war fair argument against the republican -- war warfare argument against the republicans. >> they believe 1% of the wage earners controlling 1% of the wealth is a vehicle to spur economic growth. because those with the wealth know the most that will know best to do with that wealth. >> some republicans have punched back by being critical of the process the white house chose to address the problem including negotiations led by the vice president. we have been waiting on secret talks to somehow settle our problem. but congress is the constitutional place for this to be decided.
in these negotiations. chief washington correspondent jim angle looks at how big the gap is between what medicare takes in and what it owes. >> lawmakers of both sides agree that it's unsustainable. a problem raised with the former director of the congressional budget office. >> our understanding is that medicare is insul vent to $60 trillion is that right? >> it's underfunded by any piece of arithmetic. this year, 51% of the cost comes from tax revenue, not premiums paid by seniors, an amount that will soar in coming years. the new healthcare law seeks to cap healthcare spending to measure of inflation. if it goes faster something called the independent payment advisory board or icap would find savings. >> the board is prohibited by law to make recommendations to ration care, reduce benefits, raise premiums or raise cost sharing. >> it would therefore be limited to calling for cuts to providers such as doctors. committee chairman paul ryan knows providers only get # 0% of the rate now, headed to 66% and then half of that. he argues that doctors will just stop treating seniors. >> it's rationing on the
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wasn't serious about what is being called "the big deficit reduction deal." the three, to $3.5 trillion measure over ten years. officials here, i believe, would tell you that the issue is the tax revenue that the president says has to be a part of the package to keep it from being unfair to to make deficit reduction too big a burden on social security and medicare and other government programs. the president will come out here, i presume, and tell lawmakers he wants them to get a deal. because of course, what we are looking at is the august 2 deadline for raising the nation's debt ceiling. and there is no deficit reduction deal by then, we could presumably have a default, unless lawmakers agree to raise the debt ceiling without a deficit reduction agreement. something that republicans are reluctant to do. >> chris: we have been getting reporting from the house producer chad pegram, wendell, and he indicates one of the hold-up apparently is the gang of six, the six bipartisan, three republican, three democratic senators came out with their report this week which had revenue about $1 tril
you might as well go for something big that can be a game changer in temps of reducing our deficit and long-term debt. >> bret: and you still think that something big can happen. >> we do still believe that something big can happen, precisely because doing something big in many ways is just as harded as doing something small. we've said we could fall short of that goal. it may not be achievable. we could in the aftermath fight for something significant and tax and entitlement reform. and we would set something out as long as it ensures that the cloud hanging over the economy is removed and that we lift the debt selling for a substantial period of time to make sure, the uncertainty that that creates doesn't continue to stay with us and that it still achiefs significant deficit reduction. that's not an ideal outcome, but this president made it clear he's not holding out for perfections, and he understands that no party to these negotiations will get everything he or she wants. >> bret: you say the president still thinks it's possible. why then did four months ago, did you say this. >
need to be doing. we have this deadline looming. everybody agrees it would be a big mistake if we got to next tuesday and hadn't fixed this. in the best interests of the country, the american people we need to come together. it is going to require, in my view, a exitment on the part of democrats who -- a commitment on the part of democrats who so far have been unwilling to take on long term issues. >> greta: do you know of any democrat who said let's take on entitlements? >> i think most don't want to have that vote. >> greta: if you think entitlements a necessity, a strong structural change and the republicans say absolutely no, we are not going to vote for structural change that does put it at an impossible position, impasse. >> i think what this does, i don't like this honestly, we haven't passed a budget in 800 days. i think the american people look at this and say this is dysfunctional, broken. which is why we are talking this special commit think that would sit down. >> greta: we had the bowles simpson committee. the american people think fine, but you didn't pay attention to th
between himself and michele bachmann. >> big difference between talking and getting stuff done. and i get stuff done. >> it's the latest chantner the rivalry of the two minnesota candidates for the republican presidential nomination, which boiled over yesterday, with pawlenty having spent almost two weeks saying bachmann has no congressional accomplishments to speak of, bachmann had enough. in a sunday statement, she fired back saying "i've fought against irresponsible spending while governor pawlenty was leading a multimillion dollar budget mess in minnesota." later the bachmann campaign added on healthcare mandates, climate change and wall street bail-outs there's very little daylight between governor pawlenty's record and the obama administration's." this back and forth comes with pawlenty still trailing bachmann in the polls. for bachmann, the verbal sparring seems to come with at least some risk. it will likely draw even more attention to the iowa straw poll, less than three weeks away, and pawlenty seems to have the advantage of a larger, deeper iowa organization. the straw poll bal
it has not yet determined the cause of the spill. >>> big role in the 2012 elections the commanders in the forces in afghanistan as he prepares to take on a new challeng@@ >> fox news has learned a member of an al qaeda linked group has flown to new york today as after being interrogated for a few months. he was questioned by military personnel and was said to have provided useful intelligence. he was already charged in court. city council building north of baghdad left at least 356 people dead. the assault began with ka car bomb. it was followed by a roadside blast. a series of attacks as the iraqi government decides whether to keep some troops in iraq past the end of the year withdraw deadline. they postponed to give president obama limited authority against libya. britain's defense secretary says rebel forces to enter any time soon. it is a drawn out intervention there. heavy fighting was reported monday and today near the opposition strong hold. 11 people were killed. at least four of the troops killed. the man in charge of the u.s. war effort is on his way out. dominique has th
to rein in big government spending and prevent tax increases. >> the majority of the house has to approve spending and that's tremendous leverage. we should use it. >> a political analyst says it has an impact on how far g.o.p. speaker john boehner can go in debt negotiation. >> the existence of the freshmen linked creditability to john boehner when he says there are not enough votes for tax increase. >> reporter: president obama is also feeling the pressure from the left flank saying that social security and medicare may need modification to sustain them for the future generation. >> if there is a reasonable deal to be had on it, one i'm willing to pursue. >> that got a strong pushback from nancy pelosi and other liberals. >> today, the democratic women of congress have come together to send a clear message. we must protect medicare and social security. we will not support cuts. >> reporter: if there are cuts to the program in a final deal, it will be a tough sell to the president with the liberal base, which sees itself as cardigan of the entitlement. molly henneberg, fox news. >> shann
was a big month for american auto makers. cite her says -- chrysler says sales was up 30%. general motors and ford report 10% increases. toyota and honda were off more than 21%. home construction fell 2.1% in may. overall, construction spending was down .6 of a percentage point. it could be four years before the construction returns to healthier levels. manufacturerring activity was up a bit in june after the worth month in two years in may. stocks ended the week on a high note. dow gained 168.5. s&p 500 up 19. nasdaq finished up 2.5. >>> governors in two midwestern states find themselves under fire tonight. one for not getting a budget deal done and another for the budget dealhe did get done. correspondent mike tobin has that story from chicago. >> with protesters already outside his door, ohio republican governor john kasich dove deeper in controversy signing a budget that closes a $6- to $8 billion budget gap with deep and painful cuts. hardest hit are private nursing homes with a #% reduction in medicaid funding. the powerful ohio healthcare lobby responded with a dramatic add campaig
. the boehner bill has capped on the spending so that seems to be a big divide. how do you tweak that to make the two of them happy? that might be a tall order. i can't think what would make the tea party satisfied with this bill, but balanced budget amendment? >> right. there has within talk around here unconfirmed that that is the sweetener being added to the boehner bill, a balanced budget amendment. but really this is an extraordinary evening in an extraordinary episode, greta, one that political scientists will be studying for 50 years or more. we watch both divided government at its most dysfunctional. and a president who to many observers appears to be side lined for the time being as -- congressional leaders work behind closed doors to hammer this out and deep divisions whereby a powerful speaker john boehner is having difficulty coralling votes he needed. remember he lost 59 republican votes. you have this large freshman class, 80 members, a lot backed by the tea party and elected here to, on a promise of cutting spending and take one exyampem. tim scott from south carolina was one o
. big savings -- it's a good look for you. [ blower whirring ] [blower stops] the safety was off. out there with a better way. now, that's progressive. live at capitol hill, the number of congressmen meeting behind closed doors, many getting whipped by their leadership to vote on this boehner bill. another story. an army soldier who says he was planning another attack on fort hood is in custody in texas, and it appears local law enforcement may have averted a second disaster on the base. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has details. good evening, jennifer. >> good evening, bret. private first class naser abdo had gone awol, applied for and received conscientious objector status, but that status was put on hold when the army found child pornography on his government computer. he was arrested after trying to buy guns and gunpowder from guns galore. according to army sources, abdo bought three boxes of 12-gauge ammunition, a magazine for a springfield nine-millimeter gun, and six canisters of smokeless gunpowder. the gun store owner who tipped the police said he became su
. they think in the long run it will be effective in a big debate like this. bret? >> bret: ed, thank you. stocks were again down today to close what was the worst week in a year. the dow dropped 97, the s&p 500 gave back 8 1/3, the nasdaq dropped 10. fuel to the fire in the debt ceiling debate. peter barnes breaks down the number. >> high gas prices and weak income gains for workers have the economy growing at its slowest six-month pace since the economic recovery began early last year. the government said today that gdp grew at just a 1.3% annual rate in the second quarter, well below expectations. but the shocker was a huge downward revision of the number for the first quarter. growth originally clocked in at 1.9%, but now the government says it grew at just .4 of a president. for the president, the numbers were too bad to ignore, even as he pressured republicans to cut a deal with him on the debt ceiling to help the econom >> on a day when we've been reminded how fragile the economy already is, this is one burden we can lift ourselves. we can end it with a simple vote. >> the administ
cuts. in a big deal, lawmakers may find them worthwhile. state republican leader mitch mcconnell says they all want a deal but they fear a big tax increase. >> bret: the director of the capital of economic advisors will join us in a moment. federal appeals court barred any enforcement on the ban on openly gay service members. the ninth circuit court of appeals in san francisco says the "don't ask, don't tell" policy must be lifted immediately. they repealed it in september but the pentagon is working on the transition. we learned today that the shooter in the fort hood massacre will face death penalty in his court-martial. army sigh control psychiatrist nidal hasan faces charges in the shooting spree at the texas army post. authorities are warning airlines that terrorists may try to con seem explosives within their bodies. we have more on the story we told you about tuesday, about a terror suspect being brought to the u.s. to face criminal charges. national correspondent catherine herridge has defails. >> reporter: this court in southern district of new york is where somali national t
in a picture-taking session before the meeting there was only small talk about the big sand storm in phoenix. colleagues say house speaker john boehner told us later there is an even chance there could be abagreement soon. >> there is substantial belief whatever is going to happen is likely to happen in the next few days. i for one spend wait and see what happens. >> senator blunt concedes that boehner is an optimist and the president admits both sides are far apart. there was ample evidence of that. reports that social security changes were discussed triggered complaint from democrats despite the white house assurance that benefits would not be cut. >> do not consider social security a piggy bank for getting tax cut to the wealthiest people in our country. >> republicans suggested tax savings should be used to other tax cut and not lower the deficit. some are reluctant to raise the debt ceiling. >> none of us want to raise the debt ceiling. up in of us think it's a good idea to spend money we don't have. it's a problem we have been doing it for so long. >> senator paul says the balanced bud
by your presentation of this award. it is a big surprise. but we should have known couple a months ago, you're getting pretty good at covert op stuff. >> that a reference to the president's decision to okay the covert mission that killed bin laden. gates a soviet affairs expert had a sense of humor, especially but about what he saw as the lack of hugh mimty in washington. >> he called it the last place in the world you could walk down lover lane holding your own hand. field hospitals in afghanistan. to improve survival chances for u.s. troops. gates is upset he's leaving the repeal of don't ask, don't tell to his successor but last not president obama says it's all but a done deal. >> in a matter of weeks, not months, i expect to certify the change in policy and end don't ask, don't tell. >> gates is still defense secretary until tomorrow morning when leon panetta is sworn in. at the pentagon, molly henneberg, fox news. >> bret: eric holder says a criminal investigation is looking into the deaths of two people who died in u.s. custody in iraq and afghanistan. a inquiry in c.i.a. interr
. they will try and get 60 votes on this. the big question is they need republicans and are they going to get enough republican votes when they slice and dice this thing to send it back to the house where there i assume they are going to get some republicans but mostly democrats? >> we'll have to see what it is. i have to tell you we have to do two things here. avoid default but avoid downgrade. the proposals on the table there haven't been enough spending cuts or as pat mentioned the balanced budget component is so pop to ge impoo get our fiscal house in order. >> and if we don't get ahold of the growth pattern we are going to be in trouble. senators thank you both for being so patient and for your insight. it will be a long weekend and we appreciate you being with us. tonight, karl rove on the breaking news. and frank >> sean: this is a fox news alert. senate majority leader harry reid and democratic leaders held a press conference after the senate tabled house speaker john boehner's debt bill. senator reid called on republicans to act like adults and demonstrate a spirit of bipartisanship
downward by 44,000. a big disappointment for president obama and it came just two days after he a mitted doing a poor job of preparing the country for how long it's taking to climb out of the recession. in a rose garden appearance he hoped to have better news for, the president says it shows importance of the debt and deficit talks that they're focused on. >> as soon as the markets know that if debt limit ceiling will have been raised and that we have a serious plan to deal with our debt and deficit, the sooner that we give our businesses the certainty that they will need. >> reporter: republicans say the slow job growth shows why we can't raise taxes to lower the deficit. and they attack mr. obama economic policies more broadly. >> the president tells us he inherited a bad situation. i concede the point, but he has made it worse. >> reporter: democrats returned the criticism. >> it's day 185 of the republican majority in the congress and we still have not seen one jobs bill come to the floor. >> bret: each side seems either a different prescription for job growth or reason to block the
drucker. workingf late this is a big story. david, i know a lot has been coming out since the president and john boehner spoke earlier w headed. what are you hearing? >> both sides, both the speaker's office and the white house were dueling in terms of the numbers and the framework and who was backing off this and pushing for that. although it may sound counterintuitive, the fact that the speaker wants to take this to the congress' level, negotiate with reid and other congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle might help this. they can figure out together where the votes are try and get something through each house and get it to the president. at this poin^ anything the president gets he will sign. i originally thought it was best to have the president in the room, because he could give the democrats cover and direct them as to where he wanted them to go. for whatever reason it doesn't appear to have worked. you might as well do the it now and not have a middleman who going to vote for what. >> that's really interesting. when you think about it, dave the knock against the presiden
-stop to seattle? just carry new preparation h totables. discreet, little tubes packed with big relief. from the brand doctors recommend most by name. new preparation h totables. the anywhere preparation h. >> bret: members of the so-called bipartisan gang of six today stood before a group of their fellow senators briefing them on the work they've done so far toward a debt deal. idaho senator mike crapo is one of them. he joins us here in studio. good evening, senator. >> good evening. >> bret: let's start first of all with a broad overview and the reaction to it on capitol hill today. >> we had a positive reaction. we had 50 senators probably equally divided among the republicans and democrats. overall, i would say it's much more positive than i expected. that is a good sign. the overview is this is a comprehensive that i say really a shift in the american fiscal policy dynamics. much broader than a debt ceiling battle we're having. we have haven't brought it out as the debt ceiling battle. this is an effort to deal with the debt crisis. we put everything on the table. which means we are lo
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